Preparing for the unimaginable. After last summer’s Mid-Atlantic earthquake, it’s not much of a stretch.
Washington National Cathedral is opening its central tower, which sustained significant damage during last year’s August earthquake, for one day to visitors.
New damage has surfaced in Baltimore from last summer’s East Coast earthquake.
Baltimore Catholic archdiocese officials say earthquake damage to a dome at the 200-year-old Basilica of the Assumption could cost $5 million to repair.
Seven months after an unexpected earthquake shook the East Coast, two national treasures are still in bad shape. The Washington Monument and the National Cathedral both have major structural damage.
It’s been exactly one year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Japan. This weekend, Baltimore has taken center stage in an effort to help theater arts in that region.
Six months ago Thursday, “Did you feel it?” was the most-asked question in Maryland. Like much of the East Coast, the state was rattled by the biggest earthquake in memory.
Washington National Cathedral says it has raised $2 million to cover restoration work after last year’s earthquake severely damaged the building.
A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake.
The earthquake-damaged Washington Monument has extensive cracking and chipped stones near its peak that left it highly vulnerable to rainfall, and inspectors found cracks and loose stones along the entire length of the 555-foot structure, according to a report released Thursday by the National Park Service.
Dangerously damaged. A team of engineers releases its report on the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. rocked by an earthquake in September. And the results are disturbing.
Federal and local officials say the Washington area is better equipped to respond to emergencies in the wake of an earthquake and a freak snowstorm that snarled traffic this year.